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Comparison of a developing human brain (first) to a cerebral organoid (second) at the comparable period of development shows that the organoid’s cells are confused and disorganized. Image credit: Kriegstein lab / UCSF
Not ‘Brains in a Dish’: Cerebral Organoids Flunk Comparison to Developing Nervous System

January 30, 2020

Widely Used Brain Organoids are ‘Confused’ and ‘Disorganized’ Compared to New Atlas of the Developing Human Brain. Brain…
Adults with Cerebral Palsy at Increased Risk for Mental Health Conditions

August 7, 2019

A new study, published in Annals of Internal Medicine, highlights the need for increased awareness of mental health disorders among…
Study links aortic stiffness with lower cerebral blood flow

September 4, 2018

Greater aortic stiffness is related to lower cerebral blood flow, especially among individuals with increased genetic predisposition to…
Study offers first look at how children with cerebral palsy develop language skills

June 11, 2018

A new study of children with cerebral palsy could help ease the speech and language challenges many of these children…
Scientists discover roadblocks that stop brain white matter healing

May 14, 2018

A new study identifies a molecule that may be critical to the repair of white matter, the fatty…
Gene disruption signals palsy and autism link

May 11, 2018

University of Adelaide researchers have uncovered a genetic signal common to both cerebral palsy and autism. The finding…
Non-invasive brain stimulation could help treat cerebral palsy

February 27, 2018

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School found non-invasive brain stimulation could be a safe,…
When small movements make a big difference

February 22, 2018

This is the idea behind a new University of Georgia study that aims to improve muscle quality and…
Mom’s weight in early pregnancy associated with child’s cerebral palsy

March 9, 2017

Being overweight or obese during pregnancy increases the chance of having a child with cerebral palsy, according to…
Patients show considerable improvements after treatment for newly-defined movement disorder

December 21, 2016

DNA sequencing has defined a new genetic disorder that affects movement, enabling patients with dystonia — a disabling…
Robotic gait training for kids with CP—it’s cool but does it work?

August 12, 2016

Maggie Slessor’s friends think she’s a robot. Every two weeks, the 12-year-old goes on the Lokomat robotic gait…
Engineer modifies robotic exoskeleton glove to help cerebral palsy diagnosis in children

June 13, 2016

It’s not often a mechanical engineer will tell you the highly complicated piece of diagnostic hardware they are…
‘Walk-DMC’ aims to improve surgery outcomes for children with cerebral palsy

April 28, 2016

Children with cerebral palsy frequently undergo invasive surgeries — lengthening tendons, rotating bones, transferring muscles to new locations…
Researchers find adults with cerebral palsy more likely to have chronic health conditions

December 2, 2015

A new study from the University of Michigan finds adults with cerebral palsy are more likely to have…
Student’s research offers key to good night’s rest for children with cerebral palsy

June 4, 2015

We all know what it’s like to wake up and wish we had another couple hours’ slumber before…
High-tech peg measures palsy patients’ dexterity

May 14, 2014

It looks like a game board and many of its users will find it fun, but there’s serious…
Scientists Shed New Light on Cerebral Palsy, Early Infant Death

September 11, 2013

Researchers say they’ve pinpointed risk factors that contribute to cerebral palsy and early infant death. The U.S. and…
First successful treatment of pediatric cerebral palsy with autologous cord blood

May 24, 2013

Awoken from a persistent vegetative state Bochum’s medics have succeeded in treating cerebral palsy with autologous cord blood.…
Effects of neural progenitor cell transplantation in children with severe cerebral palsy

May 6, 2013

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a chronic nervous system disease that severely damages the physical and developmental health of…
Administration of autologous bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells in children with incurable neurological disorders and injury is safe and improves their quality of life

May 6, 2013

Neurological disorders such as muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, and injury to the brain and spine currently have no…
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